More big hockey cup action this weekend
The hockey season continues this weekend with more cup matches which should see plenty of exciting moments throughout Saturday and Sunday.
The fixture schedule sees Eagles and Grammarians allocated first slot for the weekend. The two rivals have an early start with a 10am push back. Already Eagles claimed the first victory last weekend in a highly contested match which saw them come away with the narrowest of victories after going behind early on.
Next up at midday on Saturday Titans, who have been biting hard at the heels of rest of the women’s division will be looking to try an cause an upset as they face Europa. A tough match for the Titans against what is presently one of the most disciplined sides in the league.
The development category will see Eagles development take on Titans Development. Players from both sides looking to make their mark to rise into the senior ranks.
On Sunday the day starts with another big clash with the women’s cup bringing Bavaria Hawks and Eagles face to face. This will be an interesting clash in which the longtime rivals will be looking to make their mark.
Bavaria will be looking to get something out of this match after last weekend’s narrow defeat against Europa. However, Eagles, with the return of some of their players from their studies are starting to gel together and should provide a competitive match which will be a challenge to overcome for Bavaria. The latter coming into the match as favorites.
Bavaria Hawks Reserves will later meet Bavaria Hawks Development a match which should provide some added excitement as both sides have shown that they give little away when they face each other even if they are club colleagues.
In the men’s Collegians, who beat Grammarians Reserves last week will want to repeat their performance against Eagles Reserves. The veterans last week showing that experience on the field and patience can pay off, even though lacking the pace of the younger players in the league.
Grammarians Reserves will play at 4pm against Titans a match which should also see some exciting moments as the weekend fixtures come to an end.
This week also saw how hockey joined forces with football. Europa Women’s Hockey donned football shirts in support of the Gibraltar Cardiac Association to raise awareness of CPR and the use of defibrillators for World Restart a Heart Day.
“The association dedicates its time to ensure that individuals in our community with cardiac issues receive the necessary support and to raise public awareness regarding the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle” read a post from the club on their official social media pages.